COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Syracuse found its outside shot, and just in time if you ask coach Jim Boeheim.
Tyus Battle scored 20 points, Elijah Hughes added 18 and the Orange shot nearly 46 percent from beyond the arc as Syracuse upset No. 16 Ohio State 72-62 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday night.
It was Syracuse's second straight victory, as they improved to 4-2 on the season.
C.J. Jackson had 19 points for Ohio State, and Kaleb Wesson contributed 13 - 11 of them from the foul line - as the Buckeyes (6-1) lost for the first time this season.
"For the first time this year I've seen us play like we need to play," Boeheim said. "That's a pretty good sign."
Much of the game was a battle of fouls and foul shots, as the Orange finished with nearly as many personal fouls (28) as it did rebounds (29), with Bourama Sidibe, Frank Howard and Marek Dolezaj all fouling out.
But an 11-0 Orange run over 3:24 in the second half put the game away.
"I didn't love our defensive effort tonight," Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. "We had some good moments, but ... our team knows we got beat by a better team tonight. We have to play better. We have to coach better. We will learn from it and move on." >> Read more
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